Apple gets the recognition for ditching the headphone jack with the iPhone few years back. And nowadays, many Android phones also come without it. Having said that, even today, many people prefer to consume content through the wired earphones or headphones. Which is why it’s good to see phone makers in the budget segment continue to offer the feature. Here are some of the best phones under Rs 15,000 that come with a headphone jack.
1. Poco M2
Poco is Xiaomi’s offshoot in the Indian market and the M2 is one of the phones that let you use wired headphones. This phone gets a full-HD+ display that is usable through the 6.53-inch screen. It runs on MIUI version built over Android 10 operating system. The phone comes powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, paired with 6GB RAM. You get 128GB storage that is further expandable. In terms of the camera capabilities, Poco M2 has four at the back and one on the front. The screen gets Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and three slots mean you can use two SIM slots and one to expand storage. And finally, the phone comes loaded with a 5,000mAh battery.
2. Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi upped the ante with the Redmi Note 9 Pro. This phone is an upgrade in every sense. The octa-core Qualcomm chipset performs all the tasks you throw at it. You have expandable storage up to 512GB with the memory card slot. The rear cameras, four of them, are dynamic, letting you take photos or shoot videos in diverse conditions. 4G works on both the SIM slots, and the full-HD+ display offers crisp quality with vibrant colours. And even after all this power on tow, the built-in battery will never let you down, lasting you till its final breath, before a visit to the charging socket is warranted.
3. Samsung Galaxy M21
The Galaxy M21 is a logical choice for buyers. It carries three rear cameras that offer dynamism with ultra-wide and depth sensors. The 6.4-inch screen features a AMOLED panel that produces rich colours and high contrast. The phone comes powered by octa-core Exynos 9611 processor, that gets paired with 4GB RAM and you have internal storage of 64GB that is further expandable. Additional security features include rear fingerprint sensor and face unlock. But most importantly, the massive 6,000mAh battery will give you strong backup and with its 15W fast charging, the charging time is quick too.
4. Vivo Y30
Vivo is another contender in this segment, and the Y30 offers you features like headphone jack. This phone sports a 6.4-inch screen with support for HD+ resolution. It has a quad rear camera setup that includes 13MP, 8MP, 2MP, and another 2MP sensor. This dual SIM phone comes powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, paired with 4GB RAM. The built-in 5000mAh battery offers long backup and you can charge it using the USB Type-C port. The use of a punch hole design allows the Y30 to offer wider viewing space and enhances the appeal of the phone.
5. Redmi 9 Power
Finally, you have the Redmi 9 Power. The biggest USB of this device is the built-in 6000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. The 6.53-inch screen offers Full HD+ resolution at 1080 pixels. The Redmi 9 Power comes powered by octa-core Snapdragon 662 chipset, paired with 4GB RAM. You get 128GB internal storage that is expandable up to 512GB. This is a dual SIM smartphone, but you can also use the memory card slot to increase the storage space.
Other options to consider
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Micromax in Note 1
Samsung Galaxy M11